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#1 pick-to-stone OFFLINE  

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Posted January 22, 2016 - 12:21 PM

hi im trying to build a dolley for my snow blower
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Posted January 22, 2016 - 01:27 PM

Is it a trac drive or an attachment for a gt?
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Posted January 22, 2016 - 01:32 PM

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Posted January 22, 2016 - 01:36 PM

I used some of those 4 wheeled dollies that are used to move snowmobiles with. 

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Posted January 22, 2016 - 03:12 PM

I cut a 3' wide piece of discarded countertop (1" thick) to various lengths for various attachments.  I inserted some sturdy solid casters near the corners for easy rolling, and the formica on it allows any water to run off without soaking in.  No rust to worry about, and since it's one unit, I can maneuver over cracks in the concrete easily.

The downfall...they are bulky.  I lean them up against the shop wall and back the parked tractors right up to them, to avoid wasting floorspace when not in use.  I can also scoop them up with the forks easily, as my casters keep the board about 3" off the ground.


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Posted January 22, 2016 - 03:48 PM

It's hard to beat these thing, have a couple for moving hydro static tractors that don't run, they're  cheap, and if your persistent they'll even roll through grass. Have a tiller on them now, so handy to just be able roll the thing around.

 

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Posted January 22, 2016 - 03:52 PM

^^^ that was my suggestion too. hard to get 4 casters for $12 for a DIY cart


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Posted January 22, 2016 - 04:04 PM

They were 7 bucks each on Black Friday at HF. bought 4 of them,wish I had bought more. Gene
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Posted January 22, 2016 - 04:05 PM

I use my two wheeler hand truck to move mine around. Attachments are awkward for sure and to put it on any dolly somebody has to lift it.


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Posted January 22, 2016 - 05:01 PM

I just put mine on a pallet and move around with a forklift, its home made from a Howard 3 wheel hydro mower, and a shop air forklift with home-made structural frame and mast. 10 hp motor, gets into the tight spots and saves my back, My father design and built it.

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Posted January 22, 2016 - 05:23 PM

I just put mine on a pallet and move around with a forklift, its home made from a Howard 3 wheel hydro mower, and a shop air forklift with home-made structural frame and mast. 10 hp motor, gets into the tight spots and saves my back, My father design and built it.

I'd like to see more of that forklift! Looks like a good design! I have a Toro 3 wheeler I made a butt buggy out of. Might work real good for something like this!


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Posted January 22, 2016 - 05:38 PM

well i jest need it for a shed so its esay to tack off and on when the snow come's
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Posted January 22, 2016 - 06:18 PM

The less number of wheels and the bigger the wheels, within reason, the better they will work.



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Posted January 22, 2016 - 06:28 PM

I'd like to see more of that forklift! Looks like a good design! I have a Toro 3 wheeler I made a butt buggy out of. Might work real good for something like this!

Will take some pictures tomorrow and start a new thread on it tomorrow night, don't want to hijack this thread


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Posted January 22, 2016 - 06:40 PM

I have a couple of old ones from the warehouse.
One is steel framed and smaller casters, used it permanently for Ryan's blower.
I have a bigger one that's made out of 2x4's and has all four wheels that swivel. Don't do that to yourself, make two of them fixed so you can wheel the thing like a car or a rear steer, not swerve around like a drunk in clogs.

Anyways, the smaller one on each end might be easier to load it onto, but then you would need to be on both ends to steer and push and make sure they stay. Maybe use a ratchet strap?




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